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Chances for Emory ED2 Class of 2021

lividcreationslividcreations 17 replies2 threads Junior Member
edited December 2016 in Emory University
Hey guys. Please chance me for early decision 2 at Emory; it has always been my dream school because of its amazing opportunities, rigorous academics, and stellar location.

SAT I (breakdown): 1430 (750 Reading, 680 Math)
ACT (breakdown): 32 (35 English, 30 Math, 34 Reading, 30 Science)
SAT II (place score in parentheses): 710 US History, 670 Spanish
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): ~3.8
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): ~50/685 [top 10%]
AP (place score in parentheses): AP Human Geography (4), AP World History (3), AP Computer Science A (3), AP Physics 2 (2), AP Calculus AB (5), AP Spanish (5), AP US History (4)
IB (place score in parentheses): Not offered
Senior Year Course Load: AP Psychology, AP American Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP English Literature/Language
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar with distinction; 2nd place at regional science fair

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Senior council (President); National honor society (Treasurer); Youth board of drug/alcohol awareness nonprofit (Secretary); Science national honor society (Communications); Spanish honor society; Yearlong youth leadership program with my city; Member of my high school's leadership team; Mentor of my school's chapter of the CFA leader academy; Accepted into & participated in a summer youth leadership camp at Berry College
Job/Work Experience: Completed a summer volunteer program at Emory for 2 consecutive summers
Volunteer/Community Service: Other than being a part of the usual organizations [beta club, key club, etc.], I helped teach computer skills to disabled kids sophomore year and volunteered at the local library for a few months.
Essays: I wrote about how I have grown up - moving to the suburbs on a low income, experiencing a parent's death to cancer, and moving schools twice - and how I used my experiences to challenge myself. My language arts teacher, counselor, and peer all praised it.
Teacher Recommendations: APUSH teacher (very close); 11th grade AP lit/lang teacher (liked my classroom discussions); supervisor from my city's youth leadership program (said I was very outspoken)
Counselor Rec: Should be pretty good - I talk to my counselor frequently and she speaks highly of my drive and personality.
Additional Rec: Elected senior class president

Applied for Financial Aid? Yes
Projected Concentration: Biology on a Pre-Med track
State (if domestic applicant): Georgia
Country (if international applicant): N/A
School Type: Large, competitive public school
Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: Lower middle class
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation to attend college in the US

Strengths: Recommendations, essay
Weaknesses: GPA, scores

Thank you in advance for the feedback!
edited December 2016
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  • bernie12bernie12 5436 replies10 threads Senior Member
    @lividcreations : Scores and GPA are NOT weaknesses in your case. You are pretty much on par. The only thing that will effect you is looking kind of stereotypical with the ECs and they may be able to figure out your projected concentration (while they do not admit by major, if they read it at the wrong time, they could be bored of seeing pre-med life science majors. There will be others with similar profiles). Either way, you have a good chance, I hope you get in, but there is certainly no guarantee.
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  • lividcreationslividcreations 17 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2016
    Late, but thank you so much for the feedback. Finishing up my application for Emory, UNC, Boston U, and a few others. Emory's admissions process seems to be very unpredictable based on the ED1 results from my school, but I'm hopeful!
    edited December 2016
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